Scripture Verse

I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10–11


Words: Anon­y­mous, in A Se­lec­tion of Ca­rols, Piec­es and An­thems (Lon­don: W. Kent, cir­ca 1860), page 10.

Music: Ar­ling­ton Tho­mas A. Arne, 1762. Ar­ranged by Ralph Har­ris­on, 1784 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Thomas A. Arne


Angels proclaim the happy morn,
Their echoes fill the sky,
To you a Savior, Christ, is born,
Glory to God on high.

He left the shining worlds above,
And laid His glory by,
To show the wonders of His love,
Glory to God on high.

Good-will to men, and peace on earth,
Was sung to shepherds nigh;
Our hearts rejoice at Jesu’s birth,
Glory to God on high.